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    I listened to a Carleton U business prof this morning. He is predicting that things will be financially tough for unis for some time. He is also predicting that some smaller universities will not make it and go under in the next five years, particularly those who depend on a high percentage of foreign students. He mentioned small Maritime unis and Northern Ont unis like Algoma,Nippissing and Lakehead as ones who are in trouble.
    He also mentioned that some universities might merge in the interests of economy of scale. Of course it is just his opinion.

    What mergers might be possible?

    Are some university varsity sport teams likely to disappear in the next five years? Lethbridge has cut both hockey teams already. U of Alberta has issued dire warnings about lack of funds for sports and also considering closing their Campus St-Jean?

    What do you think the future holds for university sports and universities in general?
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    Smaller universities usually have that issue because they may have oversized themselves over last while. Of course this helps improving local communities and their economies, but when unusual situations like COVID strikes, it really screws over them even harder because exceeding natural capacity and whatnot. I assume this will affect some schools- e.g. Lakehead which holds a major medical school- less than others though.

    The situation with Albertan postsecondary institutions, of course, is another story....we all know what's going on over there, and know who to point fingers to.
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    Small unis can thrive with online classes. Otherwise, yeah, they might not get through it
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    Some of the Maple League schools place limits on foreign students. For instance, St. FX limits foreign student population to 10% of enrolment. I'm not worried about them. I am worried about the big schools who are addicted to that revenue like UBC, Alberta, Waterloo and the UT.
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